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Vini da Gigio

Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
041 528 5140
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Ranked #153 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We left this restaurant with stuffed and happy bellies! The mushroom risotto and the osso buco were my favorite dishes. My mouth waters thinking about them. If possible, try to make a reservation. We didn't have a reservation but lucky for us, they were able to squeeze us in.

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Paris, France
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643 reviews 643 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Simple restaurant, suspiciously close to the main touristic track, train station to Rialto, but great and very local, not a hint of usual touristic welcome. Typical Venetian cuisine but then, also some dishes from around Italy - soft shell crab, crispy and nice and ravioli with ricotta and truffles, very good. Outstanding wine list, with a lot of orange/natural wines... More

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new york, ny
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is in Canarregio, a bit away from the tacky tourists and day trippers. Worth the long vapors tot ride. Small soft shell crabs perfectly fried. Great raw seafood platter.lovely and patient server. Could not ask for more!

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Chicago, Illinois
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236 reviews 236 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here last month while on vacation. It was recommended by a friend as a great traditional Veneziano meal. Since we were on vacation, we weren't in a hurry so took a 2 hour lunch (Wednesday and not busy either). We were warmly welcomed after arriving on time for our 2pm reservation. The menu looked... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Was fleeced twice day before (can read previous comments) was about to fleeced a third time before we pleasantly bumped into this resto. We came in early 10min before they open ( they open at 12). Prices are reasonable on venice standards (pastas 14-16 euro) and 2nd dish starts around 22 euro. We has a crab pasta, a vongole pasta... More

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St Davids
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We searched for this little place having read good reviews and we weren't disappointed! Lovely seafood and pasta dishes, friendly staff, good prices too!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We came upon vini da Gigio after leaving another restaurant which was a huge disappointment, and with a party of 8 we weren't sure we'd find a table so quickly. But waiter Fabritzio (sp) greeted us warmly and set a table in a flash. Food was wonderful and extensive wine list paid off!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It looks like nothing much from outside...but once through the door it's easy to see this is a quality food restaurant. Excellent service and the best surprise find. Recommended

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Victoria BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on reviews and we were not disappointed. It was our best meal during our entire honeymoon. The pasta is delicious! We had a duck tagliatelle and a stuffed ravioli. The tiramisu is to die for. We also had a wonderful bottle of Amorone Filipini that was recommended by the server. Order it, you can't find... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We saved this restaurant for our last night in Venice and were glad we did. It is a beautiful little family-owned place tucked in a small canal right off Strada Nova, and reservations are recommended if not a must. I ordered the monkfish ravioli, and it was the most beautiful pasta I ever saw, striped with seppie and tomato pasta.... More

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